This Year, Be You

Our Januaries are filled with marketing ploys that tell us that we need to be better, to seek renewal, to lose weight, to incorporate better habits, and on and on. What is so wrong with us that we need all this personal improvement? Nothing!

I spoke at the Association of Collegiate Press’ Mega Workshop this past weekend and led a session on policy establishment. I was absolutely blown away impressed by the students in attendance. My three conference takeaways will hopefully be inspiring to all:

The #metoo movement has sparked engaging conversation and empowered countless women to step up and share their experiences. It has also shed a light on a pervasive problem: Men in powerful positions abusing and disrespecting their subordinates. If we want end this problem and create a strong culture of inclusion and equality, we have to move forward and create the work environment we want.